Power of art in the home.

Through the ages of time people have always understood the importance of having art in their life. From statues standing in town square to more personal works hanging in their home, art is a key factor in society. Not only is art a great way to record the past but, it also can add that personal human touch to any room of the house.  Easily turning the empty spots above fireplaces and walls into a focus point of conversation, while sharing your home with friends and family.  Whether it’s a painting of old or a new masterpiece, the styles and choices of what fits you and your desired environment are endless. Already have that piece your just absolutely in love with or has been in the family for years? Why not design a room around the art and incorporate everything you like about it into a actual living space. Now the next time you feel like something is missing you will know what, art.

Get your shine on!

If you’re anything like me you take pride and get enjoyment from decorating your home until it has a sense of balance and perfection. Not to mention the time spent picking out the perfect window treatments and furniture that represents your style while still reaming functional.  That’s why it is very important to think about a room and its entirety and not forget one of the most important elements, lighting. With the addition of that elegant chandelier casting soft light over your dinner table or that perfect lamp accenting your décor you can easy illuminate the true value of any space. Also, with the increasing popularity of the open floor plan a well sculpted light can not only complement a space but help define one room from the other. Remembering to keep in mind the three basic guidelines of adding light to any room of your house; function, mood, and harmony.  Always keeping in mind what you want but also require out of your next interior design project.

There is nothing like the real thing.

Let’s face it, Pleather will never be leather and that designer couch will always make a statement of its own. A name guarantees that silky blue Casamidy chair will look as good as the day you bought it. From the stitching to quality of the fabric and even the frame all working together to say, no I’m not cheap but, I’m completely worth it. Carrying this idea over to the kitchen where top end appliances deserve only those marbles and granites that stand untouched. Bringing us to the important reality that the designs and textures we surround our self with greatly influences our daily life and nothing makes a stronger influence than authenticity.  So why settle for imitations where you live, when you would never settle for anything less than luxury in your car. After all, when you hire DOTI one thing becomes clear; life really is too short to be surrounded by ugly things.

Calm background and BOLD patterns.

 

For a lot of us the New Year means new beginnings in our life. A time we look around at the surroundings and change the old into new. Making it the perfect time of year to keep the calm structure we came from and add some new bold patterns. Now most of us shy away from the idea of introducing strong design into our home. After all, the last thing we want to do is take an ok room and turn it into a chaotic mess that’s even harder to live with. Yet, if used correctly the power of bold can be exactly what you need in 2013. Through the use of expressive fabrics and increasing popular wallpaper a room can gain a focal point and increase in positive energy. Even in a small space like a bathroom by adding a touch of bold you can soften the cold tile and marble. Still worried the refurbished room will be too much? It’s simple, just start small. Start by adding some talkative pillows, drapes or rugs.  Just remember these few key concepts and this year will finally be the year you have a temple you’re proud of!

 

1) All about balance. Fancy wallpaper evened out by a simple lamp.

2) Small rooms only need a small amount. Don’t bold yourself in.

3) It’s ok to mix patterns just make sure the scale between the design is different and they share a color.

4) Avoid the feeling of chaos.

5) Just because you’re nervous, don’t let that stop you.

 

A space to inspire

Inspiration for the world’s most important aspirations have all started in a single place. That perfect room that brought relevance to imagination giving the creator a place to dream.  So no matter how old or young the designer is, the goal can live inside their heart and around their home.  A room, after all, should be a reflection of one’s self.  A little girl dreams of the rainbow in shades of pink wanting to feel like a Barbie princess.  The boy, on the other hand, wants to race through this world in cars and trucks! Father has an office that stands strong and authoritative like the Italian suit he wears. Mother enjoys bringing the outdoors in, and fills the bedroom with designs that match her Candela spring dress.  All brought together, in a kitchen that creates those artisan meals just perfect to share with the family and talk about life.  After all, a space should inspire and tell the extraordinary story of who we are.

Radiant, sophisticated and lively

Pantone’s 2013 color is no other than the radiant but lively, Emerald.  This versatile color is the perfect shade for those looking to transition from the blues of winter into the celebration of summer. With Pantone’s choice to pick an emerald with just a hint of blue most of those older colors seem to complement it well.  Rather it’s your purple accented dining room or your husband’s favorite chocolate brown chair, this modern flare will only add to enrich the space. By updating your current drab fixtures with Hillary Thomas lamp finials or looking to redo a room around a prized Waterford Crystal Emerald Bowl this hue demands luxury in any setting.  That’s why even if this is not the mood you want for your home the notable beauty of emerald has been found walking the runways and making appearances at dinner parties.  Providing just enough personality and harmony with the trust of being a timeless favorite isn’t about time you went green?

Queens, kings and feeling home

Prada and Louis Vuitton have already released their 2013 spring collection and one thing is still very clear as it has been for many years. Quality that is beautiful still remains the desired factor in any design. According to 400 members of Elle Décor’s Designer Registry, 68% agree that strong threads are the backbone to any room’s dynasty. After all, who doesn’t deserve a little royalty that matches this year’s best?  Corresponding power with the patterns of innocence that proves you have earned the strength of being where you are today.  Bringing the 1960s into focus with the modern desire for clean and perfect, adding a touch of love back into the castle. From timelessly bright colors to generational flower designs that refuse to be forgotten and are descended to remain edgy and grow into sheik.  Making this year’s runway nobility a spokesperson for interior design that tells guest this home is truly mine.  So take your seat at the head of the table and join the perfection of DOTI design. 

Scarves and drapes.

Standing there clothed from head to toe in the latest fall collection, you find yourself wondering what is missing. A slight chill passes over your neck and the answer is clear, you forgot a scarf.  Placing your cashmere scarf around your neck, there’s this sense of warmth and completion added to your mood. Not only is your outfit well accented, but you’re more comfortable.  Now ask yourself, shouldn’t your home feel the same way?  A sanctuary in which you can enjoy all the beauty and elegance in the world surrounded by the hue of the drapes just like the scarf warmly, hugging your neck.  Portraying that luxurious and custom feel that you enjoy from your favorite shawl and giving it back into your home. Transforming the almost perfect room into an extension of oneself that lets everyone know your home represents you.  So no matter, the gorgeous frame, the finest fabrics find themselves around windows and self. There’s no reason both can’t be exquisite!